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Polish language for Children

7 Nov 2007 /  #1
Maybe some of you can help what software/books - if any is available that a child could use my 9year old would like to learn the language and its hard enough me using the material i have let alone her (lol).. so could anyone recommend any?

cheers gang :)
krysia 23 | 3,057  
8 Nov 2007 /  #2 a few ideas.

Here's a few ideas.
I spoke only Polish to my children when they were born and still do , but when they went to kindergarten they prefer to speak english. But my mom and Polish friends pretend they don't understand so they have to speak Polish. It's best to teach them at an early age so they can pronounce the sz, cz, ż sounds.
Ronek 1 | 261  
8 Nov 2007 /  #3

Try getting them books (they can be bought with tapes to listen to)
that polish kids use to learn their first steps.

We call them "Czytanka" (the plural is Czytanki)

Those kids of books cover all basics, letters and reading.

I'm sure you should be able to find something on ebay or try polish and find an auction with shipment abroad.
OP telefonitika  
8 Nov 2007 /  #4

Cheers Krysia ... i have taught her some words which she can say and she associates the word Do widzenia with the word lasagne as apparently according to her thats what it sounds like .. sowwie


many thanks Ronek will have a look for those .. :)
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
8 Nov 2007 /  #5
She might be able to get these - people in libraries are usually helpful !

( Tf - remind me what course you did so I can Google it for info - Thanks )
krysia 23 | 3,057  
8 Nov 2007 /  #6
"A child taught a second language after the age of 10 or so is unlikely ever to speak it like a native."
-Geoffrey Cowley, “The Language Explosion,” Newsweek, Spring-Summer 1997
OP telefonitika  
8 Nov 2007 /  #7

She has already been learning French at school and can sing songs in French at 9 so i doubt she will have problems with polish speaking not like a native but as good as like me ...

Szarlotka the course i did was OCN level one Polish Language

I do know that Nottingham New College and Sutton Community College (Sutton in Ashfield) and Joseph Priestley College in Leeds run Polish courses as i got this information via LearnDirect
porta 18 | 297  
8 Nov 2007 /  #8
Transparrent Language is releasing they're Kidspeak series soon ,but i dont know if Polish is one of the languages.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
8 Nov 2007 /  #9
Download now KidSpeak for Windows in Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, or Spanish for 25% off, or just $22.49!

Nope, no Polish yet. Already checked it out.
porta 18 | 297  
8 Nov 2007 /  #10
Ahh ,ok :)
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
9 Nov 2007 /  #11
a child could use my 9year old would like to learn the language

you can use some of Brzechwa's short poems (I still have the edition of his "100 bajek")
for example:
Dzik jest dziki, dzik jest zły.
Dzik ma bardzo ostre kły.
Kto spotyka w lesie dzika,
Ten na drzewo szybko zmyka.

or something else:

(from - there are several texts and a few audio files)
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
9 Nov 2007 /  #12 05481

try this looks quite good
postie 7 | 112  
10 Nov 2007 /  #13
Milet Picture Dictionary by Sally Hagin is quite good (and not just for kids!)

You can find it at:

But you can get it cheaper on Amazon or

I photocopied all the pages so phonetic translations could be written under the Polish words...

There's a newish book out too for kids, call Minutka the bilingual dog, not got it yet, but will have it on order soon. Again found on or or Amazon.

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